We started our boat ride to Netrani organized by Dive Goa by signing disclaimers and participating in a group activity of keeping all diving equipment into the boat(very heavy equipment) with the help of organizers.
Once we started the ride, we were instructed the Do's and Do not's, basic communication signs under water and usage of equipment.The instructors are environment-friendly folks and are strict about the garbage collection inside the boat and informed us not to throw anything into the sea even if it is biodegradable.The ride is of 21 km distance and reached island almost after an hour.
I started off to dive in the first batch of 4 people each accompanied by one instructor. We have one instructor on board who helped us in wearing the heavy equipment and to dive into the sea backward.
The adrenaline passed through my veins the moment I am being thrown into water backward, but it took an exact fraction of a second to hit back to the surface where the instructor is ready to hold.
He took me a little far from the boat and asked me to look under the sea.The first glimpse made my nerves go mad that there is nothing under my feet and the water is so clean and bluish which made more scared.
But the instructor is a guy with huge patience he allowed me to calm down my nerves and repeated the instructions on breathing and signals used for communication. I kept the oxygen pipe in my mouth held it tight with teeth and did my first dive.
The feeling is incredible which cannot be put in words, the idea of me swimming alongside fish and the fish started to swim away when I stretched my hands, it's just amazing that one has to feel on their own.
No monetary Hikes, no job promotions - nothing will give us the happiness or say bliss other than when we are in nature and with nature.
I saw many kinds of fish, algae, oyster, and most of all the best experience. My entire dive completed in 50 mins with going until almost 7 to 8 meters.